Chicago’s Department of Transportation announced on Wednesday that the city will launch a large-scale bike-sharing program. The initiative is part of a broader effort to make Chicago a more bike-friendly city; a goal Mayor Rahm Emanuel has considered a high priority.The bike-sharing program is
On Friday, Sept. 16 the Chicago blues scene lost another elder statesman. Eight Forty-Eight's Jason Marck offered this remembrance of Willie “Big Eyes” Smith.In the last 12 months, Chicago blues fans said goodbye to Little Smokey Smothers, Pinetop Perkins, Lacy Gibson and Honeyboy Edwards.
Sunday marks the beginning of an earlier curfew for Chicago youth. The city council approved the new curfew in July as a way to protect kids by keeping them off the streets after dark.Starting Sunday night, kids between the ages of 12 and 16 have to be indoors by 10:00 PM Sunday through Thursd
WBEZ’s Front and Center series covers a host of environmental issues in the Great Lakes region–-from the air Midwesterns breathe to the water they drink. Water quality is a big challenge. Sure, Chicago has lots of freshwater – a resource many are clamoring for.